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Money Matters

This section is for domestic students. International students pay fees according to the International Education Policy; International students should consult their Advisor for information on fees and fee payment deadlines.

What will I need to pay?

You need to pay tuition and associated fees based on your course enrolments at the end of the second day of each term. There is no tuition deposit required for Summer Session courses; however, if you withdraw from all courses on the first or second day of the term, you will be assessed the term minimum fee of $200.

When do I need to pay?

  • May term fees are due Wednesday, May 4.
  • June term fees are due Wednesday, June 22.
  • If you have not paid your fees by the deadline dates, a 10% late payment fee will be applied to any outstanding balances.

How do I pay?

  • Recommended: Online banking through your financial institution. Your account number is your Vancouver Island University student number.
  • By mail using a cheque or money order made payable to Vancouver Island University.
  • By sponsorship: It is your responsibility to ensure that your sponsorship letter is on record with the Accounts Receivable department prior to the first day of each term. The sponsorship form can be emailed to

Please note that VIU does not accept tuition payments by cash, debit, or credit card.

See How do I Pay for more information.